Saturday, November 17, 2018

Independence Market

This is a year.  A year I won't be setting up at any craft fairs or even the Very Vintage Christmas Show in Lincoln. Priorities have shifted. That being said, I keep making jewelry! This morning I reloaded my jewelry boards at Independence Market in Seward. It felt really good. My favorite is a necklace that says "Blessed are the Peacemakers".

Monday, October 15, 2018

51 Ornies

One of my favorite customers asked if I could do 51 ornaments in a short amount of time and at a price that fit the budget. I said sure without thinking. Over the years she's brought me lots of business, it was the least I could do.

Naturally, all sorts of roadblocks occurred. My husband ended up in the ER, my brother in law passed away, etc etc etc. I started 3 or 4 emails to explain why I needed more time, but deleted them before sending. It was something I was intent on doing without inflicting stress. So I did. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Clover College Professor

I was asked by the local 4H to teach a Zentangle class to some kids. They call it Clover College. You can call me Professor Rachel. The kids did great!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Long Travels

I just finished these two journals. They are covered in vintage maps of the Mississippi River Basin. Cool old maps I found at an antique market. I zentangled on this page of the map can see that on the back side of the journals. They are bound with Japanese Stab binding method. The paper is multimedia use paper. 2"x11.75".

Sunday, June 3, 2018

What's on my desk...and on my wall

This is the travel journal I finished yesterday.

...and the shower wall mosaic in my studio is finally ready to grout. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Birthday Road Trip to Austin

We just got back from Austin where we celebrated Kira's birthday. Seeing our granddaughter Was, naturally, the highlight of the trip!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Finally. I figured out how to resize the giant photos my camera takes to a reasonable size.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Well, look at that!

Looks like I might be able to add some pics of the things I've been making...


It's a curious thing... I've ignored my blog for ages. Years in fact. So many things have changed and yet so many things remain the same. I am still making jewelry. I am making journals and field notes. I am teaching the Zentangle method to anyone who will sit still long enough. Life is good.

My studio is great - it's a mess right now because there are lots of projects going on. The dogs are both sound asleep. That's always nice. I swore that I would not let the main work table get messy and that I would always clean it up. Ha. I've had to add tables to accommodate the overflow.

Perhaps it's time to start blogging again. Perhaps it is not. If I can figure it out on my phone, then it really is.